Saturday, June 21, 2008

Introducing...


Many of you asked what the boys named the little doves (who are growing so FAST!). After careful deliberation, they decided to name them Peep and Coo.

Peep and Coo are silent so far - but I'm sure they will live up to their names as they get bigger!


Here they are having breakfast. The boys have loved watching the doves eat - it is so interesting to see the adult shake and wiggle to generate the milk, before both little doves crane their necks up to drink from the mouth!

11 comments:

Dawn said...

They're so cute...what an amazing opportunity for your boys to get to watch these babies grow up.

so NOT cool said...

One of our recent joys, and this is EVERY year, is watching the mama grackle going around with her babies, feeding them and teaching them to pick their own bugs. SO sweet.

I love watching these doves (hatch and) grow.

Lisa Anne said...

Amazing photos! What an experience for your boys, something I am sure they will remember always.

Anet said...

Well... Hello Peep and Coo, it's nice to meet you!:)

Sharon said...

Peep and Coo are perfect names and they're adorable!

Funny how you were able to make the whole regurgitation thing sound not so disgusting!!! :)

denise said...

Sharon - Haaaahaha. Yes, the boys love watching that in particular. A few times the parent bird has pulled away with big stringy globs of the "cheesy milk" attached. Ha! They love it though.

I will say that the dove regurgitation isn't as bad as turkey vultures...my son loves (LOVES) that they projectile vomit up to 20 feet when scared or encountering predators. Ewww.

Sharon said...

Oh then he'll LOVE that Zoe's Horned Toad/Lizard can shoot blood from his eyes 5 feet!

La casa nella prateria said...

Thats so interesting... I did not know that. Thank you for sharing this, and for the beautiful pictures...

Robin said...

OMG, this is so amazing to have the chance to see up close. Your boys must just be spinning with excitement.

Tara said...

Just beautiful. I can't believe Mama Dover is letting you get these shots! Or perhaps you have a wicked zoom... either way, thanks for sharing with us.

Kat said...

What a beautiful Mama Dover is.